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BBC Documentary: Rijiju said it was a waste of time, the Supreme Court today sent a notice to the central government

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has sent a notice to the Central Government while hearing the petitions filed regarding the ban on BBC’s documentary video on PM Narendra Modi. The apex court has asked the government to respond in three weeks. A bench of Justice Sanjeev Khanna and Justice MM Sundresh has asked the government to present its side in this regard. The next hearing of the case will be in April.

Significantly, a few days ago, Law Minister Kiren Rijiju had termed the petition filed against the ban on BBC documentary as a waste of court’s time. But today the Supreme Court, while hearing the matter, has sent a notice to the Centre.

The petition was filed by senior advocate Prashant Bhushan, TMC MP Mahua Moitra and journalist N Ram against the ban on the BBC documentary. Significantly, the Central Government had banned this documentary made on PM Narendra Modi a few days ago. India: The Modi Question was ordered to be banned from all social media platforms.

Advocate Manohar Lal Sharma had also filed a petition on the Centre’s decision against banning this documentary. He demanded the court to investigate both the parts of the documentary and take action against those responsible for the Gujarat riots.

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